Stanford Scholars of the Arab World

April 2012

Politics, Economics, and Civil Society in the New Tunisia

Loti Maktouf

April 4, 12:00pm-1:15pm

In this brown bag seminar, Lotfi Maktouf, president and founder of Almadanya, a Tunisian NGO formed after the Tunisian revolution to empower people through a series of development and cultural programs, talks about the political and economic challenges facing civil society in Tunisia.

Lotfi Maktouf graduated from Tunis, Paris-Sorbonne and Harvard law schools. Member of the New York Bar, he practiced international corporate and tax law in Wall Street and then served for four years as Senior Counsellor at the International Monetary Fund based in Washington, D.C.


Free and open to the public.
RSVP here by April 3rd.


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Conference on the Political Development of the Muslim World

April 6-7

Presentations will explore a variety of issues concerning political economy of the Muslim World, including economic performance, political participation, activism, identity formation, and institutional change. The conference will commence with a half-day graduate student workshop

Free and open to the public.
RSVP here.


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Democratic Transition and Development in the Arab World

April 26-27th

The third ARD annual conference will examine the challenges, key issues, and ways forward for social and economic development in the Arab world during this period of democratic transition.


Free and open to the public. Find the schedule and
here.